Dr. Ronald's church

Maverick Ministries
Anytown, Texas 00000

About Dr. Ronald
  • Education: I graduated with honors in 1982 from Piedmont Bible College in Winston-Salem, NC with a Bachelors of Religious Education minoring in Administration. I graduated in 2000 from Christian Bible College, Rocky Mount, NC with a Masters of Theology. I received my ThD from Slidell Baptist Seminary in 2001.
  • Experience: I have been involved in almost all areas of ministry since my salvation in 1975. I have sought to always be ready in season and out. I have followed Paul’s exhortation to Timothy to do work that is not always within the scope of my gifts when it was there to be done and I have had opportunity to do it.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: My sermon from Jeremiah, Be Not Afraid of Their Faces, moved one woman to overcome her fear and get involved in soul-winning. Since I am a bit of a circuit riding preacher it is hard for to know what the long term effect of my preaching has been. Most people only stay in a church for 2.1 years so even the pastors that I work with do not see the results of their planting and watering. It would be great if people stayed longer, but I guess one positive effect is that it keeps us preachers ’umble
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Today in Sunday School the teacher told us a story about Gaylord and his old dog that wouldn’t bite anybody. Seems that the dog liked to run alongside when Gaylord rode his bike. Gaylord either did not have a chain guard on the bike or this was in the days when they did not use them. Anyway, one day the old dog was along side Gaylord and his tail just wagged a little too close and ended up between the chain and the sprocket. To say the dog was in pain is an understatement and he commenced to
  • Family: I have been married since December 24th, 1970. My daughter is married and has given me six grandchildren. My son has graduated from Texas A&M (Commerce) and is currently a physical therapy assistant and has given me grandchild number seven
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Both my parents are deceased. My father-in-law has always encouraged me over the years though he had only recently become a believer and has since passed away.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: If I had a few more folks like her, I might run for public office, but then that would be a demotion from serving the King. My wife always enjoys my teaching and preaching. Her only criticism is that she wishes I would stand still more. C];-)}|>
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Be yourself. As a young preacher, I had a lot of men give me advice and I wanted to be teachable. An older man would put his arm around me and say, "Son, you have a lot of potential if you would only ..." Well, I would take that advice only to have another older man say the same thing but he would suggest that I do what the other man had me change. God called me, not some imitation of another preacher or the mold that some saint has for preachers. If He loved you and died for you, He will mak
  • Books that have had an impact: Principles of Spiritual Growth by Miles J. Standford John Wesley’s Journal Bunyan’s Grace Abounding for the Chief of Sinners The Best of A. W. Tozer Andrew Murray Leonard Ravenhill Biographies of Brainerd and Mueller Foxes’s Book of Martyrs I usually like my author’s dead a hundred years or more because they will not change their opinion or get wrapped up in some fad. I have very few contemporary men that I read. Most have axes to grind and halos to shine. Besides, we are in an age of
  • Hobbies: Poetry, singing, historical research I have authored two books, The Power of Holy Women and Jailhouse Religion. They are available through Xulon Press or Amazon.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Be sure you are saved and serve like it is your last day on earth for it may well be.
  • What I want on my tombstone: When the herd is headin’ fer the cliff, it t’ain’t bad bein’ a maverick.
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    Contributed on Aug 18, 2018

    Does the canon of Scripture halter and hamper the Holy Spirit so that He is limited in what He can do for Christ's Body?

    For 40 years, I was a cessationist.Baptist and used this passage as one of my proof texts. Unfortunately, we forgot to follow one of our basic rules for interpretation. In college, they stressed context, context, context. We have taken verse ten out of context. 1Co 13:8 Charity never faileth: more

  • Can We Fight Against God?

    Contributed on Jan 21, 2018

    If it has been prophesied that the world will get worse and worse until He comes can we fight against God by trying to prevent it?

    Acts 5:38 And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: 39 But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God. KJV As I watch the various postings fly back and more

  • Sunshine And Shekels Or Scars?

    Contributed on Jan 21, 2018
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    The Christian life may have many roses, but it also has many thorns that scar.

    I can remember before I was saved hearing that your life will be full of sunshine,rainbows etc when you gave your life to Christ. And there is the problem, we tell people that and even after they are the prosperity preachers pile on that lie and when it doesn't pan out people get discouraged and more

  • If You Knew Your Date?

    Contributed on Jan 20, 2018
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    If God told you the exact day you were going to die what would you do differently?

    Isa 38:4 Then came the word of the LORD to Isaiah, saying, 5 Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years. What would you do if you knew when you would die? What if God more

  • From Rejection To Acceptance

    Contributed on Jan 20, 2018
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    We have all experienced rejection, but we do not have to live in rejection for acceptance is available.

    John_6:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. Many people feel rejected or fear rejection and thus live in dejection. It is true that in life you will face many situations where people will reject you because of your looks, more

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